Two UCLA studies reveal how a variety of stressors, both before and during pregnancy, may adversely affect a woman's offspring.
Research brief: The new screening method looks for particular bits of DNA that have been shed by the placenta and entered the mother's blood.
A UCLA study has found that women exposed to high levels of airplane exhaust near LAX are 14% more likely to give birth prematurely.
The experiments, led by Professor Amander Clark, revealed a detailed timeline for when germ cells form.
From 1969 to 1988, researchers estimated, about 25,000 births per year were affected.
A UCLA study projects that as temperatures rise, and the number and severity of heat waves increases, getting pregnant may become harder than ever.
The study, led by Professor Amander Clark, could lead to important advances in an area of medicine that historically has been underfunded and underappreciated.
Low birthweight in newborns linked to high levels of protein that protects placenta from cell damage
UCLA research could help scientists unravel the reasons that low-birthweight babies face a higher risk of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease as adults.
The psychology professor says women can tap into their “uniquely female power” to make life decisions — decisions that will help them to choose mates, avoid danger, compete with female rivals and produce healthy children.
UCLA’s Laura Wherry found that there was a 7.9 percent decrease in the number of mothers who didn’t have insurance while they were pregnant.
The noninvasive test yields information that allows scientists to predict and prevent complications later in pregnancy before symptoms or other exams are performed.
The system is made of inexpensive components, including an image sensor chip that costs just a few dollars apiece and is like the ones used in mobile phone cameras.
UCLA researchers discover specific changes in placentas of growth-restricted infants.
Basilio Santangelo, John Lambrechts and Paul Diaz decided to get vasectomies and share their stories publicly to encourage more men to consider their health.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Vital Statistics Reports, more than one in five U.S. births now occur in states where marijuana is legal.
For generations, doctors told women who were born with complex congenital heart defects that the physical demands of pregnancy would be too difficult for them.
Nearly half of 125 pregnancies studied resulted in defects among newborns or ended in fetal death.
UCLA researchers have found that bisphenol S the chemical used to replace BPA in plastics, is just as harmful to the reproductive system and at lower doses.
Françoise Girard, president of the International Women's Health Coalition, speaks on reproductive rights and women's health.
The research provides the first evidence that a mother’s cortisol patterns before conception influence the weight of her baby.
Chemical used to replace BPA in plastic accelerates embryonic development, disrupts reproductive system
BPS, a common replacement for BPA in plastics, has also been linked to health risks. New UCLA-led research demonstrates some of the mechanisms that make BPS just as harmful.
The aim of the study is to develop new magnetic resonance imaging technologies to assess the impact of environmental pollution.
Patrick Allard, a UCLA Fielding School of Public Health faculty member, has found a new approach to examining the safety of chemical compounds that addresses shortcomings in traditional methods.